Google compensates for gmail outage

Gmail users suffered an outage last week for up to 4 hours. Most Gmail users are enrolled in the free plan but many businesses and organizations pay money for Google’s premium services. For instance BRASSmedia pays Google $50.00 per year for our  ‘branded email’ – dean.owen@brassmedia.ca. It works well for us. It’s cheaper than other […]

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SKYPE me!

While watching Oprah (accidentally BTW) I was surprised to see that she was interviewing someone from Japan via SKYPE video. With all of the technology available to her she was using simple ol’ SKYPE. Kind of like the rest of us. What is SKYPE? SKYPE is a Voice Over Internet Protocol or VOIP application. With VOIP you […]

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If you want to kill web 2.0 – give it to the IT department

This article from ITWorld Canada by Vawn Himmelsbach which discusses some of the issues of bringing enterprise 2.0 to an unprepared workforce, includes a statement that caught my eye. Many organizations believe the IT department should be responsible for deploying Web 2.0, when, really, the IT department should be responsible for helping to pick, and then […]

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